Monday, May 23, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday: Anna S. BILLINGS

Photo by Brian Zoldak and Midge Frazel, 2009, 2014
Row #4, Grave #308-10-073, GPS 41.41682 N - 71.97202 W
(Photo taken 01 Aug 2009) (Transcript from Hale Survey)
Gallup, Anna S. Billings, wife of Christopher M. born Sept. 1, 1814, died Aug. 31, 1874

Anna Stanton Billings

Anna was born 1 Sept 1814, a daughter of Stephen BILLINGS and his wife Martha ALLYN. She married Christopher Milton GALLUP at the age of 18 and kept house for him until he died on 31 Aug 1874. She lived only a few months after his death. 

The earliest Gallup (1893) genealogy states that she died at the home of her son, Nathan and his family in St. Paul, MN and then was buried here in the Gallup Cemetery. Her gravestone matches her husbands and probably was made and erected at the same time. This was common when husband and wife died in the same year.

She has a probate record with a full inventory of their belongings which in addition to furniture and household goods, included a Family Bible, and a stereoscope. Of course, farming equipment and livestock are in the list.

The oldest son, Christopher Milton GALLUP, known as the "second" inherited. The inventory and its worth was considerable.

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